Rochester Communications Center

Dear Editor: I am writing this post with mixed emotions. As of tomorrow, the dedicated dispatchers of the Rochester Communications Center will no longer handle your public safety calls for service. The Regional Old Colony Communications Center in Duxbury will take over the handling of your routine and emergency calls for service. I would personally […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Lions Club Scholarship

To the Editor: Amy Mello, President of the Mattapoisett Lions Club, one of 45,000 Lions Clubs around the world, has announced the two recipients of the 2018 Peter Hodges Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Mattapoisett Lions Club in the amount of $2,500 each. This year’s recipients are Alexandra Hulsebosch of Mattapoisett, a senior at Old […] Read more »

Town House

To the Editor: We, the current generation of Marion residents, have been entrusted with a legacy of assets. The character of the town comes from some rather hard to define tangible and intangible elements which include zoning, quality of our schools, the age and architecture of houses, especially in the village, our waterfront and the […] Read more »

Preserve Marion’s Historic Town Hous

To the Editor: Preserve Marion’s Historic Town House for $36/year. Thirty-six dollars per year is the difference in additional property taxes on a $400,000 home in Marion to fund the renovation of our beautiful, historic Town House compared to building a new one on Route 6. That’s $3 per month. Is it worth it? I […] Read more »

Town House Renovation

To the Editor: Marion Selectmen explain the decision to move forward with town house renovation project. The Board of Selectmen are the elected representatives of all of the residents of the Town of Marion. It is our job and our solemn responsibility to exercise our best judgment as we complete the task of representing our […] Read more »

Marion Town House

To the Citizens of Marion: There is currently a Citizen Petition, Article 36, to be presented at Town Meeting that proposes scrapping the entire Town House Renovation Plan and limiting Town House renovations to $200,000 per year. Mr. Ted North, the author, does not call it renovation but a “preserve and repair approach.” I call […] Read more »

Valuing and Voting the Gift

To the Editor: Valuing and Voting the Gift Not long ago at our Centennial, Marion held a celebration honoring the generosity of Elizabeth Taber. A two-night musical tribute at the Music Hall was sold out. It appears our town’s residents value the gifts and commitment of this wise, forward-thinking citizen. At another centennial event, as […] Read more »

Dear Tri-Town Community

Dear Tri-Town Community: Last year, together we were able to raise $1,905 for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through my Pan-Mass Challenge ride. This year, I am seriously upping the ante and will be riding in a 163-mile course in the PMC on Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5. My goal this year is to […] Read more »

Mattapoisett is Special

To the Editor: Firstly, I’d like to thank Mr. & Mrs. Planning Board member very much for your help on my petition. Thank you again. We are moving forward very well, getting ready for town meeting on May 14. Article – Recreational marijuana establishment ban, will be Article # “One” on the agenda at town […] Read more »

Friends of Mattapoisett Council

Dear Editor: The Friends of Mattapoisett Council on Aging hold several luncheons and events throughout the year at no cost to the public. These events are possible because a small group of volunteers worked very hard to make it happen. March 31 was the Annual Pie & Bake Sale, which was a resounding success. I […] Read more »